Introducing The Youth Connection Data and Information System

TYC-LINX...What is it?

A web-based means in which after-school program providers can record and track information/attendance on all students participating in their programs.· TYC-LINX is a comprehensive software application that will promote standardizations in how Program Providers track student participation and corresponding outcomes using databases, web-based interfaces, and savvy reporting mechanisms.

  • User-friendly & Easy-to-Use
  • Flexible
  • Affordable
  • Increase web presence/exposure
  • Promote your program via eMarketing Tools/Services
  • Reduce paper and consolidate files/databases
  • Special Reporting Features
  • Internet-based allowing 1 database to be accessed from multiple locations.
  • Technical support & Training provided.
  • Automatic system enhancement/upgrades
  • Accurate and easy-to-use data and reporting tools that allow anybody in your organization with internet access to upload/download information.
  • Improve the outreach of your program to the community.
  • Automatic inclusion in the Youth Connection's After-School Program Search Tool accessed by 1000's of parents and students throughout Metro-Detroit.
  • The TYCDIS can also work with your existing data system to make it even better!
  • Reporting of progress in measureable outcomes at the click of a button for funders, parents and others.
Let TYC Connect You to The Future of Program Participant Tracking!

If you are interested in finding out more information about signing up your organization to use the TYCDIS:

Email: datamgr (AT)

Or Call: 313-826-7099, ext. 213

After-School Program Providers Identify System Weaknesses in a Brandeis University Study.

In 2007, at the request of The Youth Connection and The Skillman Foundation, Brandeis University conducted an assessment of the original TYC Tracking System called EZReports Web-based After-School Reporting System.· This assessment identified weaknesses/barriers impeding use of the original system such as:

Reporting options too limited

Limited ability to do goal-tracking & comparison reporting.

Limited ability to track impact and/or program effectiveness.

Inability to store and retrieve attendance data for multiple years.

Limited resources to address technical problems.

Difficult to navigate screens and extensive training needed because of complexity of system.





This web site and the information it contains is provided as a public service by The Youth Connection. This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable features and for other like purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution. (Read more...)